sob story

noun
Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of sob story

: a sentimental story or account intended chiefly to evoke sympathy or sadness

Examples of sob story in a Sentence

  1. She told a sob story about how she had to starve herself to pay for the rent.

  2. I don't want to hear any of your sob stories.

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First Known Use of sob story

1913

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Definition of sob story for English Language Learners

  • : a sad story about yourself that you tell in order to make people feel sorry for you


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